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BearCom Reviews

Updated October 10, 2017
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  1. "Account Executive"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Maywood, NJ
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Maywood, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BearCom full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company lives up to its core values with a focus on its people. Local branch manager has a long history in sales and is proactive on coaching, training, and opportunities for improvement. The company has grown tremendously in the last few years and is able to provide the resources needed (techs, training, sales tools, marketing collateral) to satisfy customers. The entire company has a "winning" attitude which leads to motivated Account Executives and sales teams. Commission structure is very clear and rewarding.

    Cons

    None as of yet. The local branch office is very basic and not fancy.

    Advice to Management

    Remain focused on your people (and customers) and they will reward you with increased business. Continue to put the right people into local branch management with opportunities for training and advancement.


  2. "Love the company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BearCom as a contractor

    Pros

    Great place to work, friendly people. overall great employment

    Cons

    Slow to react. Not proactive at all. Could be better

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees more. We would stay forever!

  3. "Nice place to start but not a good career choice"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Underwriter in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Underwriter in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BearCom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    small company, people mostly work well together. flexible time

    Cons

    there is big division in managers and non-managers.
    simply put there are to many divisions in the company and it shows in moral.
    the hourly and salaries are not even close to being a living wage. and the commissions are just to low to make any real money.

    Advice to Management

    Wake UP! and listen to the real people that make up the company. its not your customers they shop all over.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Bearcom Rental"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Branch Rental Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Branch Rental Manager in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at BearCom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    No drug test, Not much management around, learn about the RF world and create a career for yourself, good benefits after 90 days of working for the company. commission for your hard work.

    Cons

    They trick you into thinking it will be a 40-50 hour work week. Which turns out to be MUCH MORE. You are in charge of all marketing (which there is a zero dollar budget), inventory, programming each order, delivering each order, picking up orders when the order is over (yes that even means Sat & Sun. Vehicle maintenance, 90 day calls to every client in the CRM.
    You only get 1.2% commission then if you do another $250K of rental business you can get 1.3% commission and if you do another $250K in rental business you can get a max of 1.4% commission.
    Brent is time to come off with some more money for the people who make you the most in this company.

    Advice to Management

    Step up your game guys. As the ROC referrers to it (Bird management because they fly over you and poop on you from above. Get in the trenches and HELP US OUT


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Was great opportunity when I started, the many changes caused divisions"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BearCom full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunity to start with, especially as my first real sales executive position. Lots to learn and fun activities. The more you sold, the better the pay got. Competitive, friendly "good ole boy" feeling to the culture. Given opportunities to advance.

    Cons

    Once the company left Cali in the 90's and went to Dallas, it went down hill very fast! New owners nearly killed the company entirely, but old owners came back and rescued it back to profitability. Technology changes over the years has forced the company to constantly have to reinvent itself, but was able to continue to grow even as profit margins shrank. Some have stayed and done okay, but the pay is very mediocre compared to other technology firms.

    Advice to Management

    I think they do the best they can and it is amazing to me that they continue to keep this company afloat and profitable. I attribute this to the CEO, Jerry Denham.


  6. "Sales Rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BearCom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large Dealer with pricing power.

    Cons

    No vacation or sick time. One has to sell a lot of product at a very high margin to make any money. Very low salary.

    Advice to Management

    Make better hiring decisions as far as management is concerned


  7. "Good Place to start off, but don't expect to grow. (Professionally or financialy)"

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    Former Employee - Rental Manager
    Former Employee - Rental Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BearCom full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co workers were great! Decent benefits (Holidays, Medical) Not a lot of stress in the normal day to day routine. General Managers and District Managers extremely Nice and Helpful.

    Cons

    Pay was low, and don't think of getting a raise. No room for growth. Not a lot of support when larger projects come into play. Very numbers driven without concerned where the numbers are coming from.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people. Bearcom has amazing people working for them that are loyal. Take care of them. Give incentive to stay. Need to do the review process to track motivation of employees and goals.

  8. "Most dishonest company I ever worked for."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BearCom full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I cannot think of 1 pro for this company. Gave it a rating of 1 because I could not leave 0.

    Cons

    dishonest manger ,split commissions lied and cheated to get what he wanted.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the employee that verbally abuses other employees before you have to pay for his actions.


  9. "It is a good company, with great growth potential and a friendly working environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garland, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garland, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    BearCom is the market leader
    BearCom has great experience in the communication field
    Friendly environment
    Good growth opportunities in the industry

    Cons

    The sales branches are fairly unorganized
    The sales branches and the headquarter seems to be working against each other sometimes

    Advice to Management

    There should be a better collaboration between the sales branches and the headquarter, much double work could be avoided if the branches were less independent. This would increase the efficiency of the company significantly.


  10. "Great Pay Great Benifits A great place to work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Rental Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Rental Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They treat you fair and the commissions are very fair

    Cons

    long hours and its hard to take vacation

    Advice to Management

    listen more to employees and act upon some tips from them